St. Louis

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From Ferguson to Charlotte, Why Police Protests Turn Into Riots

“Riots occur because these police killings just keep happening, no matter how many peaceful marches happen. It is, in every sense, maddening.”

Jake Austin/Shower to the People

Bringing Showers on Wheels to the Homeless

People can line up to rinse off in a truck making its way through St. Louis.


A Missouri Politician Wants Cyclists to Ride With 15-Foot-Tall, Fluorescent-Orange Flags

He’s proposing the idea in the dubious name of safety.


A Space View of the Mississippi River's Record-Breaking Flooding

Officials remain on alert for more of the swelling waters causing damage and death in the central U.S.

Flickr/Dawn Ashley

You Just Lost Your Chance to Own a Piece of the St. Louis Disneyland That Never Was

An indoor, vertical Disneyland nearly went up in Missouri.

Flickr/Wally Gobetz

The Remaking of Martin Luther King Streets

They’ve been languishing for a long time but are finally becoming sites of urban intervention.

U.S. EPA Region 7

In St. Louis, Fears Rise as a Landfill Fire Nears a Radioactive Waste Site

The release of an emergency plan in case of “a catastrophic event” has locals understandably on edge.

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This Police Brutality Map Shows 'Ferguson Is Everywhere'

The activists behind the project aimed for a comprehensive national snapshot of police violence.

NWS St. Louis

A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of Butterflies

In a weird twist, the swarm itself resembles a huge butterfly.

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From Bratwurst to Bollywood: The Changing Face of St. Louis

Indian doctors and engineers are settling in the Midwestern city's suburbs, helping offset decades of population decline.

City of St. Louis

St. Louis Is Growing More Diverse, Just Not in Majority-Black Areas

Rust Belt cities like St. Louis want to attract more immigrants, but few are integrating into African-American neighborhoods.

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Justice Reform in the U.S. Should Start With Probation

As the Justice Department probes the police crisis in Ferguson, leaders must also look at racial biases in the probation system.

AP/Jeff Roberson

The Pentagon Gave the Ferguson Police Department Military-Grade Weapons

The department is part of a federal program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus military equipment to civilian police forces across the U.S. 

St. Louis Mercantile Library

How Michael Brown's Death Carries Echoes of St. Louis' Racially Charged Past

The shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old by police on Saturday is part of a long history of violence toward African Americans in the Midwestern city.


Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

A Year of Automotive Mayhem for St. Louis's Red-Light Runners

The city's inability to stop on red is shown in this wince-worthy highlight reel of 2013 crashes.

Courtesy of Amtrak

Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

What's Better Than Turning an Urban Highway Into a Park?

St. Louis will cover the highway that divides downtown from the waterfront. But some wish they'd removed the interstate altogether.